Online Shop Open – Weekly Update: 1 April 2020

A brief email this week. Just to say that the online shop is now open and fully stocked with what we’ve been able to source for this weekend. If you follow the link at the bottom, you will be directed to the website where you will be able to place orders for collection from the farm or, if you prefer, for home delivery.

Once again we have a pretty full range of fruit, vegetables, bread, patisserie and flowers. As is now becoming “normal”, there are some curious variations in price – again we would ask you to bear with us as it has become increasingly difficult to get produce at what would normally be considered sensible prices!

There’s a full range of breads, croissants, quiches and cakes available. For any enthusiastic home bakers, we are also happy to sell bags of the flours we use from our friends at Shipton Mill. We have White Wheat Bread Flour, Stoneground Wholemeal Wheat and Dark Stoneground Rye Flours available by the 1.5kg bag. The price is £2 and, for this weekend only, we will throw in some of our vigorous starter to help you get going on the road to sourdough self-sufficiency! We can’t run classes at the moment though these will definitely be available once normality returns. In the interim, if you’re stuck at home, what better way to pass the time than starting to make your own sourdough bread!

Some of the extraordinarily beautiful tulips we’ve grown this year. You can order a selection online or`come to the shop to see the full range.

The farm will be open as usual on Friday and Saturday so you are welcome to come to the shop and buy your fruit, vegetables and bread in the normal way. For those who can make it, there will be a slightly broader range of produce available including our delicious salads, some soft fruit and berries and the wonderful cheeses we source from The Netherlands.

Of course we all have to adhere to strict social distancing rules:

  • Everyone will need to sanitize their hands before coming into the shop
  • Only one customer in the shop at any time
  • The queue (if we’re busy) will be spaced at 2m intervals (we’ll set out chairs to make this more comfortable!)
  • No cash payments will be accepted – only cards

Please note that our Sunday openings will be slightly different for the next few weeks. We will be opening from 10-12 only as we anticipate being fairly low on stock by the end of the weekend. The rest of the day will be delivery only and we will re-publishing a detailed stock list on Saturday evening to allow you to place online orders whether for morning collection or afternoon delivery.

We hope you are all keeping well and look forward seeing you or speaking to you at some point over the weekend.